John Home, Lord Renton

John Home, Lord Renton

Sir John Home of Renton, Lord Renton (1600 - July 13, 1671) [ Crawford, Donald, editor, "Journals of Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall 1665-1676", Scottish History Society, 1900, p. 214] was appointed Lord Justice Clerk by King Charles II. He was also a Senator of the College of Justice with the title Lord Renton.


In the Laing Charters is an Instrument of Sasine, following on a precept in a disposition dated at Edinburgh 28th August, 1671, by Sir Alexander Home of Renton, knight, eldest lawful son to the late Sir John Home of Renton, knight, with the consent of his brother Patrick Home, Sir John's second son, granting to George Home of Kames, the lands of Northfield, with East and Wester Lochs, and the lands of Fewalls, with teinds etc., in the barony of Coldingham, Berwickshire. Sasine was given on 29th November 1673 and recorded in the General Register on 7th January 1674.


Lord Fountainhall stated that Sir John Home of Renton was advanced to his position by favour of the Duke of Lauderdale, although Lauderdale quarrelled with Renton in 1664, and when it was proposed that Renton be made Lord Chancellor of Scotland the Duke remarked that "Renton had not the fortune able to bear out the rank of a Chancellor". Fountainhall says Renton was "a most premptor man to his inferiors or equalls, but a slavish fearer of any whom he supposed to be great at Court, on whom he most obsequiosly fauned." [ Crawford, Donald, editor, "Journals of Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall 1665-1676", Scottish History Society, 1900, p. 214-5 ]


Lord Renton married (1) (contract dated February 15, 1622) Janet, daughter of Sir George Home of Manderston. They had at least three sons, of whom:
*Sir Patrick Home of Lumsden, Bt., whose male issue became extinct in the person of his grandson in 1783.
*Charles, who, in an action about his share of his father's estate, was designed third lawful son ot the late Sir John Home of Renton.

Lord Renton married (2) Margaret, daughter of John Stewart, Commendator of Coldingham Priory and son of the disgraced Francis Stewart, 1st Earl of Bothwell. They had:
*Sir Alexander Home, 1st Baronet, of Renton.
*Patrick, second son, alive in 1673.

Lord Renton also had two natural children:
*Henry Home of Kames (d. June 1690), Commissary of Lauder. Henry acquired the lands of Kames upon the death of George Home of Kames, his uncle, who died without issue. Henry is said to have and left issue.
*Isabel, who married Sir John Seton, 1st Baronet, of Garleton.



*"The Scots' Peerage", by Sir James Balfour Paul, under 'Home of Dunbar', p. 283-5, and v. 2, p. 172.
*"Index to Genealogies, Birthbriefs and Funeral Escutcheons, recorded in the Lyon Office", by Francis J. Grant, W.S., Rothesay Herald & Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records, Edinburgh, 1908, p. 28.
*"The Extinct & Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland", by Messrs. John and John Bernard Burke, 2nd edition, London, 1841, p. 635.
*"Calendar of the Laing Charters AD854 - 1837", edited by the Rev. John Anderson, Edinburgh, 1899, number 2722.

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